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Statistics on dating to meeting a spouse

FYI, in 2001, engineering was 90% male and 91% white; child care providers were 97% female and 19% Hispanic.

To meet lifeguards, take the American Red Cross lifeguarding course.

To meet Outward Bound instructors, take a Wilderness First Responder course.

Some business schools teach teamwork and leadership skills via group projects. The section "Adult Friendship" shows how to increase your circle of friends. The researchers didn't specify whether successful relationships more often began when men introduced themselves to women, or vice versa.

Some progressive universities encourage instructors to include experiential segments (e.g., interactive games) in each class. Show the students how to use the library (instead of the Discovery Channel). Family members are good for helping you meet potential marriage partners (15%), but poor for helping you meet short-term sexual partners (3%).

Look for the table "Employed Civilians, by Occupation, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin" (Table 588 in the 2002 edition).

This table also provides racial statistics, if you want to meet, e.g., African-American men or Hispanic women.

School and work are the next-most common meeting locations (15-20%).

Parties and bars are good for short-term (less than one month) sexual relationships (17-25%) and not bad for marriages (8-10%).

The book didn't specify where to find the best sects.) Personal ads and singles cruises are poor places to meet anyone.

Less than 1% of married couples met via a personal ad or on vacation.

Couples are 70-90% similar regarding racial or ethnic group, education, age, and religion (see Figure 5: Similarity of Couples). Rather, race, education, age, and religion facilitate meeting.